Warriorettes lead at the half

Posted by | December 4, 2018 6:38 pm

the Warriorettes lead the Tullahoma Lady Wildcats 29-21 at the half. The Warriorettes were led by Mia Murray in the first half. She finished the half with 14 points.

Action shots: Van Buren Eagles and Eaglettes vs. Clay County

Posted by | December 4, 2018 2:48 pm


Action shots: Van Buren Eagles and Eaglettes vs. DeKalb County

Posted by | December 4, 2018 2:39 pm


Looking back at old Van Buren jail

Posted by | December 4, 2018 2:29 pm

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By Hansel Moore

Near the entrance of the former Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office, on the old courthouse square, stands the Ten Commandments from the book of Exodus. For thousands of years, they have been the framework of a moral standard for societies. These 10 biblical laws are the foundation of the nation’s legal system.

Locally, legal matters were contested just a few hundred feet in the courthouse located across the street on the internal hub of the square. If a person broke the law, then there was a chance the individual might spend some time with the Van Buren Sheriff Department.

As the … Read More

Residents at Generations of Spencer receive Christmas hugs from Lifers Program

Posted by | December 4, 2018 1:16 pm

By Hansel Moore

The holidays are rapidly approaching, and soon there will be presents under the tree. Children (and some adults) will be anticipating the joy of unwrapping Christmas gifts to reveal the treasures inside.

There is one group in Van Buren County that is already excited for Christmas Eve. The residents of the Generations of Spencer long-term care facility have been the recipients of a little elf magic, before turkey day.   An unexpected gift arrived as a check in the mail made out to the facility. Its specific purpose was to make Christmas brighter for the people who call the facility home.

“Many of our residents don’t … Read More

Sharlyn Joy Bumbalough

Posted by | December 4, 2018 10:54 am

Sharlyn Joy Bumbalough, 72, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 29, 2018, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Mrs. Bumbalough was born July 26, 1946, in San Diego, California.

She was a beloved daughter, mother, and wife. She was lovingly known as “Ma’Maw.”

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Leonard Bumbalough; brothers, Ronnie Knipe (Andrea); children, Carole Emerton (Lonnie), Vickie Hiles (Steve), Allen Bumbalough (Keitha), Amy Taylor (Randy), Karma Carter (Jonathan); grandchildren, Amanda Dachoute (Pierre), Nicholas Hiles, Jeremy Hiles (Kristen), Braidan Hiles, T.J Taylor (Sarah), Ryan Taylor (Carrie), Brittany Ward (Benjamin), Casey Bumbalough (Bruce), Taylor Carter, J.D. Carter, Erik Carter, Trey Flowers; and great-grandchildren, Hannah Dachoute, Bella Dachoute, Makayla … Read More

William Oscar Tabers

Posted by | December 4, 2018 10:47 am

William Oscar Tabers, 89, of Sparta, passed away peacefully, on Dec. 2, 2018, at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Mr. Tabers was born Feb. 24, 1929 in St Louis, Missouri, to Mary Jones and Lloyd Tabers.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, attended George Washington University, and retired from Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association after 28 years of service as a systems analyst.

Mr. Tabers was preceded in death by his parents and two nephews, Jerry Lynn and William Howard.

Survivors include his devoted friend of 58 years, Johnny Brown; three cherished nieces, Linda, Kitty, Mary Ann; and his loyal Labrador, Jack.… Read More

George “Skip” Alden Bruce III

Posted by | December 4, 2018 10:46 am

George “Skip” Alden Bruce III, 57, formerly of Sparta, passed away unexpectedly, on Nov. 29, 2018, in Knoxville.

Mr. Bruce was born Jan. 30, 1961, in Stone Mountain, Georgia, to Clarice Lovell-Bruce and George Alden Bruce II.

He owned and operated Bruce’s Concrete, in Sparta, for 20 years and then worked as a production technician for Green Mountain Coffee Company.

He is lovingly survived by his sons, Robert Bruce, of Seattle, Washington, Michael Bruce, of Sparta; sisters, Karma Meck and husband Rob, of Sugarland, Texas, Candy Bruce, of Durham, North Carolina, Sherry Bruce, of Horn Lake, Mississippi; nieces, Alana Sims, of Mississippi, Kaelin and Kelsey Meck, of Texas; … Read More

Tickets on sale until Dec. 21 for Tech men’s basketball game at UT

Posted by | December 4, 2018 6:34 am

On Dec. 29, the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will make a visit to Knoxville, taking on nationally-ranked No. 7 Tennessee in a noon CT tilt.

Tickets for the contest are now available from Tennessee Tech Athletics. Tickets will be available by order through the TTU Athletics Ticket Office until Dec. 21, at 4:30 p.m. CT.

Tickets are $20 each with a $5 processing fee per order. First priority for ticket orders will be for Tennessee Tech University alumni. Orders may be placed in-person at the TTU Athletics Ticket Office in the Hooper Eblen Center or via the phone at (931) 372-3940.

Everyone, regardless of age, must present … Read More

WCMS LEGO League Club to compete in regional competition

Posted by | December 4, 2018 6:24 am

L-R: Maddie Rust, Otto Sergio, Aiden Brown, Chase Lewis, Abby Heady, Eli Presley, Tripton Hickey, Madox Young, Anna Maples

Students in the White County Middle School LEGO League Club have been working hard to prepare for the FIRST LEGO League Regional Competition, on Dec. 15, 2018, taking place in Oak Ridge. The STEM competition is tri-fold: (1) the team must research and present about a problem that astronauts face in long-term space exploration and propose a unique solution; (2) build and code a series of challenge missions using a LEGO Mindstorms robot; and (3) reflect core values such as teamwork, innovation, and professionalism.

One of the school’s teams, the Galaxy Warriors, researched the physical effects that long-term space exploration has on astronauts’ bodies. They found that muscle … Read More

Bailey elected to serve on Fiscal Review Committee of legislature

Posted by | December 4, 2018 6:17 am

State Senator Paul Bailey, of White County

State Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) was elected today by his Senate Majority Caucus colleagues to serve on the Tennessee General Assembly’s prestigious Joint Fiscal Review Committee. The Fiscal Review Committee serves as the state’s “watchdog” on all state budgetary matters.

The committee consists of 16 of the state’s 133 lawmakers. The Republican and Democrat Caucuses elect nominees who must be approved by the full Senate or House of Representatives when they meet in January.   The elected members of the Senate serve on the committee for their full term of office.

“I am honored that my colleagues have elected me to serve on the Fiscal Review Committee,” said Bailey. … Read More

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